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    Unhappy Unable to install custom ROMS(status 7)

    Hello all. I'm Relatively new to the forums and custom ROMS in general, and I'm having some problems installing custom roms to my rooted Droid X 2.2

    I currently have the 928DroidBlackGlassX De0dexEER theme

    I downloaded both the MIUI-0.12.24.0.zip and the new SorceryROM.zip. After trying to install them with Rom Manager, I got the error message "ROM Manager is unable to open this file. Please remove any spaces from your file and folder path, or run it manually via CWM rec".

    After booting into recovery i scroll through, choose a zip to apply, it begins to install and then I get:

    Installing system files...

    Installing Stock Kernel...
    assert failed: write_raw_image("/tmp/boot.img", "boot")
    E:Error in /sdcard/custom themes/D1-MIUI-0.12.24.0.zip
    (Status 7)
    Installation aborted.

    I've been scanning the forum and Google bc I prefer to fix things myself, but I'm having no luck :/

    Any help would be appreciated.

    -J
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    I would love to get some advice on this as well. I tried to install the PE v4 rom and get the following:

    installing system...
    installing elitewallpapers...
    symlinking toolbox and busybox...
    setting permissions...
    busybox linked permissions set...
    assert failed: write_raw_image("/tmp/boot.img", "boot")
    E:Error in /sdcard/download/PEv4.zip (status 7)
    installation aborted.

    I did some looking around and here is what I found out. A few people said that I might have a corrupted download of the rom or that my recovery was bad. So I tried redownloading the roms many times and also tried flashing different recoverys and then back to clockwork and still had the status 7. I read quite a few forums on the internet about the status 7 error and I seen a few of them saying that the phone possibly has bad blocks on the boot partition, but those users were getting bad mtd block error messages before the status 7 in a log. But I don't ever see any bad mtd blocks in my recovery flashing. This would leave their phone with less available space than normal for the boot partition.

    So I did some trial and error and found that any rom I try to install that has a boot.img over 3 MB or so would fail with the status 7 error. However, any rom that had a boot.img below 3 MB would install just fine. So I'm assuming that I might have bad blocks in the boot partition and unfortunately I might not be able to get around this issue.

    Someone told me to try and use adb from my computer when the phone is in recovery mode to format BOOT: and that would tell me if I have any bad blocks or not, but I run into the following problem...

    C:\Program Files\Android\android-sdk-windows\platform-tools>adb shell
    ~ # format BOOT:
    format BOOT:
    /sbin/sh: format: not found
    ~ #

    do you have any idea why it won't recognize the format command?

    I'm hoping that maybe someone else will reply in here to help us figure this out because I am really frustrated at this point.
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    Alright, well the reason why the format command was not found is because I use clockwork and it doesn't allow the adb format command. so after i flashed SPRecovery instead, I tried format on the phone and didn't get any bad block messages. however, instead i then formatted using adb shell from my computer while my phone was in recovery and got the following...
    C:\Program Files\Android\android-sdk-windows\platform-tools>adb shell
    / # format DATA:
    format DATA:
    Formatting DATA:
    mtd: not erasing bad block at 0x09740000
    mtd: not erasing bad block at 0x0e080000
    / # format CACHE:
    format CACHE:
    Formatting CACHE:
    mtd: not erasing bad block at 0x01100000
    / # format BOOT:
    format BOOT:
    Formatting BOOT:
    mtd: not erasing bad block at 0x002a0000
    / # format SYSTEM:
    format SYSTEM:
    Formatting SYSTEM:
    mtd: not erasing bad block at 0x02ea0000
    mtd: not erasing bad block at 0x04720000
    mtd: not erasing bad block at 0x05060000
    / #

    So I confirmed my hunch that I had bad blocks. Not only do I have them in the BOOT partition, I have them in every partition. Ah, how awesome. Man, this phone is a replacement from my original one, but who knows if it had these bad blocks to start with. Maybe it is from wear and tear from me flashing and doing other things too much. Looks like the Asurion insurance for my phone might come in handy, but it is going to suck to have to pay the deductible.
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    Luckily, my problem was much more simple and stemmed from me being a novice. I was trying to install D1 roms on my X 2.2 - silly me, haha

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